Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

NYC Parks/photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets.

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Cops shoot and kill man suspected of firing gun inside Jamaica bar


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Property Shark/Christopher Bride

Police shot and killed a man Wednesday night after he allegedly fired a gun inside a Jamaica bar and shot at cops as they tried to chase him down, authorities said.

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As Jamaica blooms, so will the School of Business at York College


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of York College 

Now that the city has launched its Jamaica Now Action Plan to revitalize the neighborhood, more and more businesses are expected to migrate to the area.

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Launch of ‘Action Plan’ hopes to spark new beginning in Jamaica


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Signaling the beginning or a new era for Jamaica, politicians and community leaders announced Wednesday the launch of the Jamaica Now Action Plan, which is designed to revitalize the neighborhood through promoting development, events and jobs.

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Jamaica revitalization to benefit from state Brownfield Opportunity Area designation


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

In a sign that the state is looking to help spur Jamaica’s revitalization, 132 acres near the LIRR and JFK AirTrain transit hub has been designated as a Brownfield Opportunity Area, meaning development projects there could receive public funds.

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Jamaica man convicted in shooting death of newlywed during 2011 robbery


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Gavel 2

A 23-year-old Jamaica man was found guilty this week for his role in the deadly shooting and robbery of a young woman as she was walking home with her new husband in Hollis four years ago, prosecutors said.

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